Cuban music is deeply rooted in Spanish and West African tradition, although influenced over the centuries by various genres from other countries. The most notable influences have been French and the US. Cuban music had its print on the evolution of jazz and salsa, Argentinian tango, Ghanaian high-life, West African Afrobeat, Dominican Bachata and Merengue, Colombian Cumbia and even Spanish Nuevo flamenco. It is safer to buy from authorized dealers, rather than street markets or vendors, as they may sell you some poor quality recordings. Note: please be careful bringing musical records from Cuba into the US: cuban music, as well as CDs with Cuban informational and educational materials, are banned in the US. The price is of course approximate and reflects an average that local shops charge for a Cuban musical record.